The outcome of your personal injury case will depend heavily on the capabilities of your lawyer, which is why having the most competent and experienced personal injury lawyer on your side is imperative. However, if you’re unhappy with the lawyer who is currently handling your case, you may be wondering, “can I fire my lawyer?”
Remember as a client, you are the employer and have the right to hire and fire a lawyer.
Reasons to Consider “Firing” Your Lawyer
- Lawyer fails to communicate, fails to provide personal attention.
- It costs you nothing to change lawyers.
- The amount you receive will not be affected by changing lawyers.
- Lack of experience and expertise handling types of cases.
- Not licensed in the state the accident occurred.
- The lawyer is not trial tested and possibly ineffective in the courtroom.
- Inability to obtain every dollar available for you.
There are many reasons as to why you may be unhappy with the current handling of your case. One of the most common complaints people tend to have is that their personal injury lawyer simply doesn’t seem to be working hard enough for them. They may be too focused on settling with the insurance company or otherwise getting through the litigation without the client’s best interests in mind.
Lack of Communication
Another common complaint that could apply to your case is an overall lack of communication from your personal injury lawyer. You may feel as though your lawyer isn’t giving your case it’s proper attention and this is evident in his or her lack of returning your phone calls, answering messages, or keeping you up-to-date on the progress of your case. This can be extremely frustrating and can make you feel as though your hard-earned money is going to waste.
All of this, in addition to simply not feeling like you have a good working relationship with your personal injury lawyer, constitutes fair reason to at least consider switching to a different lawyer.
Steps Involved in Switching Lawyers
Should you decide to change to a different personal injury lawyer, there are a few steps you’ll want to take.
- Meet with with a new lawyer before switching to make sure your frustrations and expectations are heard.
- Once you choose a new lawyer, they will help generate a discharge letter for the existing attorney.
- Your new attorney will now communicate with your former attorney.
- You are advised not to speak to your former attorney.
- Switching does not cost you any additional money.
Haymond Law is Here to Help
- We have a team of mature, trial tested personal injury lawyers.
- Over 40 years experience and well over a half billion recovered for clients.
If you’re wondering, “Can I change a personal injury lawyer?” the answer is yes. We encourage you to reach out to Haymond Law. Don’t allow yourself to be stuck with a lawyer who isn’t working hard for you. We take great pride in our dedication to serving clients and always acting in their best interests. When you work with our team of experienced and professional injury lawyers, we do our best to help you feel like your case is our only case. We also believe strongly in maintaining excellent communication with our clients throughout every step of the process.
Ready to begin exploring other options? Contact our team at Haymond Law today. We’ve already collected more than a half billion dollars for our personal injury clients and would be happy to provide you with a free case evaluation.